Anglophobia (from Latin "Anglus" "English" + Ancient Greek "φόβος" -phobos, "fear") is a hatred or fear of the English or English culture; its antonym is Anglophilia [cite web|url=|title=Anglophobia||accessdate=2008-07-20] .

Canada and the Province of Quebec

The Canadian Province of Quebec and its majority-Francophone population has had a long history of Anglophobia since the conquest of New France by England in 1760. Some Quebecers feel that their language is threatened by the majority English-speaking population of Canada and North-America as a whole.

United States

The word Anglophobia originates from the eighteenth century [cite web|url=|title=Anglophobia||accessdate=2008-07-20] Thomas Jefferson used the word in a letter to James Madison dated May 13th 1793:

The Anglophobia has seized violently on three members of our council... Anglophobia, secret anti-gallomany, a federalisme outré, and a present ease in his circumstances not usual, have decided the complexion of our dispositions, and our proceedings towards the conspirators against human liberty, and the asserters of it, which is unjustifiable in principle, in interest, and in respect to the wishes of our constituents. [cite web|url=|title=The Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson|work=Foreign Relations: Britain and France at War|publisher=School of Cooperative Individualism|accessdate=2008-07-20]

During the period of alliance between Britain and the United States, Anglophobia took another form. Fleet Admiral Ernest King had been noted for his Anglophobic views which affected his decision making during the "Second happy time" (in the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945)) [cite book|last=Moser|first=John E.|title=Twisting the Lion's Tail: American Anglophobia Between the World Wars|publisher=New York University Press|location=New York|date=1998-11-01|isbn=0814756158|url=|accessdate=2008-07-20] .


The "perfidious Albion" expression is still used by French journalists to mock the Francophobe sentiments of the British tabloids, e.g. the accusation that France cheated to win the World Cup 1998, or the accusation that the French beauty pageant contestant Élodie Gossuin is a transsexual [cite book|last=Guiffan|first=Jean|title=Histoire de l'Anglophobie en France: de Jeanne d'Arc à la Vache Folle|location=Rennes|publisher=Terre de Brumes|date=2004-03-18|isbn=2843622298|url=,+de+Jeanne+d%27Arc+%C3%A0+la+vache+folle|accessdate=2008-07-20|language=French] .


'Pom' is a common Australian slang word for Englishman, often combined with 'whing [e] ing' (complaining) to make the expression 'whingeing pom' - an English immigrant who stereotypically complains about everything in Australia. In 2007 a complaint to Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau about a television commercial using the term 'Pom' was upheld and the commercial was withdrawn [cite news|url=|title=Poms Whinge so Hard that Beer Ad is Pulled|last=Lagan|first=Bernard|date=2007-01-26|publisher=The Times|accessdate=2008-07-20] .

Republic of Ireland

In August of 2008 an English pipefitter based in Dublin was awarded 20,000 Euros for receiving abuse because he was an englishman. []


ee also

*Perfidious Albion

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  • Anglophobia — An glo*pho bi*a, n. [Anglo + Gr. ? fear.] Intense dread of, or aversion to, England or the English. {An glo*phobe}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anglophobia — (n.) 1793, from ANGLO (Cf. Anglo ) + phobia (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)). Related: Anglophobe; Anglophobic …   Etymology dictionary

  • Anglophobia — ☆ Anglophobia [aŋ΄glō fō′bē ə ] n. [often a ] hatred or fear of England or its people, culture, customs, influence, etc. Anglophobic [aŋ΄gləfō′bik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Anglophobia — noun see Anglophobe …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anglophobia — Anglophobiac /ang gleuh foh bee ak /, Anglophobic, adj. /ang gleuh foh bee euh/, n. a hatred or fear of England or anything English. [1785 95, Amer.; ANGLO + PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anglophobia — noun The hatred or fear of England and anything English (or British). See Also: Anglophobe, Anglophobic …   Wiktionary

  • anglophobia — fear of England or the English Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Anglophobia — An·glo pho·bi·a || ‚æŋglÉ™ fəʊbɪə n. fear or hatred of England or English things …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anglophobia — an·glo·pho·bia …   English syllables

  • Anglophobia — /æŋgləˈfoʊbiə/ (say anggluh fohbeeuh) noun an intense hatred or fear of England, or of whatever is English. –Anglophobic, adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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